SPORR

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Terrestrial amoeba mutate (pre-modern era to modern era)

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade);
temporarily Abominable Snowman, Aragorn, Blip, Bruttu, Crawling Creature, Creature from Krogarr, Creature from the Black Bog, Fin Fan Foom, Googam, Goom, Gorgilla, Green Thing, Hippolyta, Insect Man, It the Living Colossus, Klagg, Kraa, Metallo, Monstro, Monstrom, Moomba, Oog, Orrgo, Pildorr, Quogg, Rommbu, Sporr, Thing that Crawled by Night, Tim Boo Ba, Ulvar, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde), Vandoom's Monster, Zetora, Zzutak

Enemies: Leviathons, the professor

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Castle Frankenstein, Transylvania

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#11/1 (September, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: Sporr apparently retained all the traits of a normal amoeba, just at a proportional magnification. It could survive being blown apart, with the various pieces reforming into one mass.

History: (Tales of Suspense I#11/1) - An unidentified scientist arrived in Transylvania, having either rented or bought Castle Frankenstein. There, he intended to use the large place to conduct his experiments with a growth machine. While experimenting on an amoeba, the local villagers, wary that a scientist was using the castle under secrecy, stormed the place and jailed the professor. However, his growth machine was left on, and it caused the amoeba to grow into a monstrous being, which the villagers called Sporr after a local legend. The giant amoeba mindlessly made its way through town, crushing all in its path. The professor managed to break out of his cell and save a young child. A villager attempted to destroy the creature with dynamite, but after the explosion, Sporr simply pulled itself  back together.  The professor deduced that Sporr would be attracted to sugar and covered himself with it. Using himself as a living target, he got Sporr to follow him, and the professor led the creature to an area of quicksand. There, the professor managed to hang on to a tree while Sporr sank into the muck.

SECRET WARS III HAPPENED

(Monsters Unleashed II#2) - The Inhuman Kid Kaiju summoned Sporr along with numerous other monsters to an area outside San Diego, California in defense against the Leviathons.

(Monsters Unleashed II#3) - Sporr joined the fight against the Leviathons. Earth's heroes watched the monsters summoned by Kid Kaiju defeat the Leviathons. After the battle Sporr and the other monsters were teleported back from where they came.

(Monsters Unleashed II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade) summoned Sporr to Earth again.

(Monsters Unleashed II#4) - Sporr fought alongside Hippolyta, Valkyrie and Aragorn two Leviathons at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (or Larry Lieber), Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

Covers and title pages have given Sporr eyes, but the actual creature had none.

Reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#2

In Monsters Unleashed the eyed appearance originally seen on the Tales of Suspense I#11 splash page was chosen.

Profile by Madison Carter.

Updated by Markus Raymond (Monsters Unleashed).

Clarifications:

Sporr should be differentiated from a dupilicate of it created by Reed Richards, and has no known connections to


the professor

A scientist who used Castle Frankenstein for his experiments. After the Sporr incident, he swore to never tamper with nature again.




-- Tales of Suspsense I#11/1


images:
Tales of Suspense I#11, p5, pan5 (main)
Tales of Suspense I#11, p1 (splash page)
Monsters Unleashed II#4, p9, pan1 (vs Leviathon)
Tales of Suspense I#11, p6, pan4 (professor)


Tales of Suspense I#11 (September, 1960)  - Stan Lee or Larry Lieber (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#2 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Greg Land (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#3 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Gerry Alanguilan & Michael Jason Paz (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#4 (May, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)


11/25/17

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